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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition
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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition

- 2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition Review

One look at the 2012 Ninja 250R Special Edition and you know it’s the genuine article. With a stunning full-fairing based on the same design as the Ninja ZX-10R supersport model, a single kicked up muffler, UNI-TRAK® rear suspension, high performance petal disc brakes, a dual seat and impressive user friendly performance, the Ninja 250R packs a whole lot of punch … and real, big bike features … into a really small package.


2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition Features and Benefits

Spectacular Styling - The full size supersport inspired fairing on the Special Edition receives a stylish new look thanks to an impressive new colour scheme. The 250R Special Edition also receives Lime Green wheel trim on black wheels just like the Ninja ZX-10R!

User Friendly Chassis - Low 775 mm seat height, compact easy-to-operate chassis and full supersport styling. The Ninja 250R was developed to offer street performance to riders of all skill levels.

Tuned for Torque - Upswept muffler and the 2 into 1 exhaust design contributes to improved low and mid range torque.

Smooth Power Spread - Highly compact parallel twin engine is tuned to deliver smooth, step-free power. 2 x Keihin CVK30 carburettors provide excellent throttle response and low and mid range torque.

Confidence Inspiring Handling - Sports tuned suspension provides amazing cornering and road holding while 17 inch wheels and low profile tyres offer confidence-inspiring handling.

Powerful Braking - Large 290mm petal disc brake delivers fantastic feel and huge stopping power up front.


2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition - USA Specifications/Technical Details
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2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Special Edition ABS - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
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Type 4 stroke, liquid cooled, parallel twin
Displacement 248 cm³
Bore and Stroke 62.0 x 41.2 mm
Compression ratio 11.6:1
Valve system DOHC, 8 valves, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel system Keihin CVK30 x 2 Carburettors
Starting Electric
Transmission 6-Speed
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame Type Steel tubular diamond
Wheel travel:
front 120 mm
rear 130 mm
front 110/70 ZR17
rear 130/70 ZR17
Caster (rake) 26°
Trail 82 mm

Front 37 mm telescopic fork
Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Track with 5 way adjustable preload

Front: 290 mm disc with dual piston caliper
Rear: 220 mm disc with dual piston caliper
Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 715 mm
Overall height 1,110 mm
Wheelbase 1,390 mm
Seat height 775 mm
Curb mass 169 kg with full tank of fuel
Fuel capacity 18 litres

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.